Citra Extra Pale Ale | Knee Deep Brewing Company

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676 Ratings
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Citra Extra Pale AleCitra Extra Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Knee Deep Brewing Company
California, United States
kneedeepbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A single hop, West Coast style American Pale Ale with intense hop flavor and aromas. This is a citrus bomb that has grapefruit and passion fruit aromas with citrus lime flavors.

Added by HopHead84 on 12-18-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
676
Reviews:
134
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
10.08%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
135
For Trade:
2
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Photo of Jeneral_Jenkins
4.53/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is a incredibly solid Citra Pale Ale

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Photo of Roybert
4.29/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ssoulf
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Burkbom23
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lic217
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: light orange, extremely clear, nice fluffy white head. A perfect looking beer
Smell: Tropical hops,a touch of resin, a little malt
Taste: Starts sweet and ends with a bitter finish with a touch of alcohol heat (not in a bad way). Some caramel malt, some citrus and light fruity flavors, some pine/resin.
Feel: Nice sipper, leaves a resiny coating in mouth, smooth mouthfeel
Overall: I wrote the above before and rated it before reading the below reviews. I am shocked how low some of the ratings are. It tasted good to me.

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Photo of scottyshades
4.52/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JeffKowalek
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbrauneis
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a relatively clear medium golden honey in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and moderate amounts of copper highlights. The beer has a finger tall sudsy foamy white head that slowly reduces to a couple of medium sized patches of medium thick film surrounded by a large patch of thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit zest, citrus/lime, and tropical/passionfruit hops over the top of light to moderate aromas of caramel + toasted malts. There is a light aromas of cat piss hops that becomes a little more prominent as the beer warms up.

T: Upfront there is a light flavor of toasted, caramel, and grainy malts with a light to moderate amount of caramel sweetness. That is followed by slightly stronger than moderate flavors of citrus/grapefruit zest, citrus/lime, citrus/lemon, and tropical/passionfruit hops which contribute a light amount of bitterness which lingers for a moderate amount of time.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp initially with just the most subtle hint of dryness in the finish.

O: Very easy to drink and enjoyable - hard to pass up at $3.75 a bomber also. Refreshing with a pleasant amount of citra hop aromas + flavors without being overly bitter. About halfway between an APA and a session IPA in mouthfeel with extremely well hidden alcohol.

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Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.28/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep golden with persistent bright eggshell head. Aroma reminds me just like a Citra flavored jolly rancher I had. Taste is similarly clean with tart lime transferring to bittersweet passionfruit and concluding with a sweeter guava. A decent amount of malt sweetness: doughy lemon bar. Really fine carbonation, builds up in the stomach. Twangy hayseed, really soft feel.

Aroma is a little hoppy for a pale, but wonderfully balanced in taste with malt and hop, but maybe just some more bitterness.

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Photo of gcasher
4.54/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Big bottle, fresh, copper in color, filtered, ample white head, delicious hoppy aroma and taste. Enjoyed this from start to finish. It was nice also that it was not too strong.

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Photo of hman43
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: It has a clear golden color with a slight off white head.

Smell: It has aromas of grapefruit, citrus, and lime.

Taste: The flavors are similar to the aromas with the attention of some grainy elements.

Feel: It has a moderate body with moderate high bitterness.

Overall, the hop assertiveness is highlighted by grapefruit and lime which dominate the aromas and flavors.

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Photo of Griphon
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SenatorSpaceman
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wafers
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sjrider
4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnBender
4.16/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of anon
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

3/4" dense khaki head stands atop a brew of a deep golden colour, holding it's retention fantastically and leaving trails of lace on the way down. Clear cut aroma of oranges, lemon peel, grapefruit. Subtle pine and malt sweetness.

Decent flavours on this brew; a big punch of citrus from the star hop delivers lemon peel, oranges, lime, grapefruit, giving way to tropical fruits: pineapple, guava. Malt backbone delivers soft notes of cracker, bread, lemon candy, caramel.

An almost average brew with an almost perfect mouthfeel, they really nailed it here; light bodied and very juicy. Just a touch of dryness, but the citrus flavours that linger literally kept making my mouth water. Extremely smooth and clean. Light bitterness. All around a good showcasing on the citra hop. Cheers.

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Photo of Oidmoe
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MTKATL
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of varian7
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodchipper
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of durlta
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Citra Extra Pale Ale from Knee Deep Brewing Company
3.87 out of 5 based on 676 ratings.
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